body heat


: heat produced in the body of a living animal by metabolic and physical activities

called also animal heat

Examples of body heat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Previous work had uncovered evidence of warm-bloodedness in both theropods and ornithischians, such as feathers that trap body heat, according to the university’s statement. Will Sullivan, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 May 2024 That migration suggests that some dinos may have developed the ability to generate body heat, unlike their cold-blooded cousins, whose internal temps were subjected to the whims of weather. Paul Smaglik, Discover Magazine, 15 May 2024 Then, the pomade can be used as a solid perfume, rubbed along the pulse points at the neck and wrist to diffuse with body heat. Lily Stewart, The Christian Science Monitor, 10 May 2024 Using a fan, manual or electric, can also help lose excess body heat. Sit or lay down: Heat illness can compromise blood flow. Amanda MacMillan, Health, 10 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for body heat 

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Word History

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of body heat was in 1861

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“Body heat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

body heat

: heat produced in the body of a living animal by metabolic and physical activity

called also animal heat

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